- Fine recess panel line & rivet detail
- 2020 boxing of the 2013 tooled kit
- Canopy open or closed option
- 2 x marking options -
- A58-484, flown by G/Cpt Clive R. Caldwell, CO of No. 80 Wing, Morotai Island, Dutch East Indies, March 1945.
- A58-517, flown by F/O Norm Turnbull, No.79 Squadron, Morotai Island, Dutch East Indies, April 1945.
The Supermarine Spitfire was a single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft that saw service before during & after WWII with the RAF & other allied countries. It was the only British fighter to be produced continuously throughout the war & continues to be a symbol of British aviation.
The Spitfire Mk VIII was an adaptation of the Mk VII without the pressurised cabin & was intended to become the main production model of the Spitfire. Some early models were fitted with the extended wingtips but most had the standard version fitted.
Supermarines Chief Test pilot Jeffery Quill was quoted as saying the Mk VIII was his favourite mark of Spitfire to fly.
This variant of the aircraft served almost exclusively overseas in the Mediterranean, the South West Pacific & South East Asia.